Kahtoola means "directly" in Tibetan. We were founded upon a simple idea: empower people to go directly where they want to go.
24 years since our founding in Flagstaff, Arizona, our collection of footwear traction, hiking crampons and gaiters continue to help people go directly. By designing and building exceptional products, we make the outdoors more accessible and rewarding. And by operating with a commitment to social responsibility, community, and sustainability, we empower people to create a better future. Three times a year, we donate 1% of our revenues to grassroots organizations through our Kahtoola Philanthropy Program to drive positive change.
At Kahtoola, the focus begins on quality outdoor gear but it doesn't end there — we're dedicated to celebrating the positive potential of people, each and every day.